June 10, 2015

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  • Huntington residents asked to participate in survey


    The Huntington Police Department and its various partners (City of Huntington, Marshall University Center for Business and Economic Research, Create Huntington, Marshall University, local business leaders, faith-based community, non-profits, Collective Impact) are conducting an online survey to gather information from Huntington residents and business owners to better understand the perceptions of criminal activity in downtown Huntington. The survey also aims to identify intervention strategies that could promote safety and increase business activity. Those who are Huntington residents are asked to take a few minutes to complete this survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HTN-Residents.
  • Marshall University Doctor of Physical Therapy program receives full accreditation


    The School of Physical Therapy has achieved full accreditation status for its Doctor of Physical Therapy program from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).  For all new programs, the first accreditation is for five years, after which they must submit a self-study for reaccreditation with the possibility of 10 years of accreditation at that time. Since opening its doors in May 2012, the School of Physical Therapy has worked hard to reach this achievement, according to program director Dr. Penny Kroll. “It’s been a long, arduous process, but I’m happy to say with the help of my wonderful, talented ...
  • Cooley receives ‘Who’s Who in West Virginia Business’ award


    Maurice Cooley, associate vice president for intercultural affairs, has been named one of 13 recipients of the 2015 West Virginia State Journal “Who’s Who in West Virginia Business” award. The annual award honors people who bring strength and vitality to communities across the state through their leadership. More than 200 entrepreneurs, educators and other professionals from across the state have received the award since its inception in 1993. Cooley has worked at Marshall for nearly 12 years—for the first 11 as director of the Center for African American Students and since January 2014 in his current position. During his time at Marshall he ...
  • Proposals sought for local conference on diversity and inclusion


    Proposals for the 2015 Tri-State Conference on Diversity and Inclusion, to be held at Marshall Friday, Sept. 11, are now being accepted. All workshops should be centered on the overarching theme of the conference, “Beyond Diversity.” In his book White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, Tim Wise, 2015 conference keynote speaker said, “The power of resistance is to set an example: not necessarily to change the person with whom you disagree, but to empower the one who is watching and whose growth is not yet completed, whose path is not at all clear, whose direction is still ...
  • Marshall Recreation Center to offer triathlon camp for kids


    The  Recreation Center will offer a Kids’ Triathlon Camp this summer, with training focusing on fundamentals of basic swimming, cycling and running techniques. This program is preparation for kids who wish to participate in the St. Mary’s Kids Try-A-Triathlon, which will be held Saturday, June 27, at Beech Fork State Park in Lavalette. The camp is  for children ages 6-13 who wish to take the challenge and compete. Stephanie Bryant, fitness instructor at the Rec Center and an avid triathlon enthusiast, says that the camp is a great way to get ready for the local race. “The camp is the week before ...
  • School of Medicine research highlighted in national cancer publication


    Mohamed F. Alsharedi, M.D., medical oncology fellow at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the  Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center,  and a team of researchers recently had their findings spotlighted in a publication by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Alsharedi and colleagues compared the tolerability of dose-dense paclitaxel with the tolerability of weekly doses of paclitaxel and presented their findings at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) annual conference. The research team reported the results of a retrospective analysis of 121 patients treated between 2008 and 2014 with the two main paclitaxel regimens. The comparisons were between four cycles ...
  • South Charleston campus library featuring art show


    Artwork by members of Gallery Eleven and Allied Artists of West Virginia is now on display in the South Charleston campus library. With the theme, “Enlighten Our Senses,” the exhibit features landscapes, scenes and abstracts. The artwork will be on display through August and a new exhibit planned for the fall will also feature works by Allied Artists of West Virginia and Galley Eleven artists. Participating artists will include Kathy Boland, Joyce Waltz Daniels, Anthony (Tony) Papa, Pat Roberts, Linda Charles Stone, Linda Stonestreet and Amy Stout. Boland works in oil, acrylic, dry point, gouache and pastels.  She has experimented with painting into very ...
  • Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall collaborates with Coalfield Development Corporation on ‘Reclaim Appalachia: Quality Environmental Jobs Initiative’


    MU’s Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences (CEGAS) and the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall, a state-mandated program of CEGAS, have partnered with the Coalfield Development Corporation to provide an environmental workforce training program in southern West Virginia. The US Department of Environmental Protection Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization is providing a total of $192,300 in federal funding for graduates to develop wider skill sets that improve their ability to secure full-time, sustainable employment in the environmental field, which includes chemical safety, water quality improvement, and various aspects of hazardous and solid waste management. This program will ...
  • Marshall Pharmacy adds location in Byrd Clinical Center


    Marshall Pharmacy, a part of MarshallHealth, has added a retail pharmacy location in the Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center on 15th Street in Huntington. The facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Another pharmacy location is available at the Marshall University Medical Center, 1600 Medical Center Drive. It is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. More information is available online at www.marshallhealth.org/pharmacy.
  • First session of orientation set for June 16


    The first group of four day-long New Student Orientation sessions at Marshall will take place June 16-19 on the Huntington campus. Orientation also is planned July 14-17 and Aug. 6-7. About 2,000 new freshmen and transfer students are expected to participate in the orientation sessions this summer, said Dr. Beth Wolfe, MU’s director of recruitment. Registration is closed for all four June dates, and July 14, 15 and 17, but some openings remain on the other dates (July 16, and both days in August). Students who have been admitted for fall 2015 and have paid their $100 enrollment deposit are eligible to ...
  • Faculty Achievement: Dr. Marcia Harrison-Pitaniello


    Dr. Marcia Harrison-Pitaniello , professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has won a  photo contest sponsored by the American Society of Plant Biologists for an image she took on Marshall’s  confocal fluorescence microscope, which is part of the Molecular and Biological Imaging Center (http://www.marshall.edu/mbic/index.html). The  ASPB hosted four contests for Fascination of Plants Day USA. Harrison-Pitaniello’s photo was of the purple passion plant Gynura, ‘Purple Passion.’
  • Faculty Achievement: Dr. Robert Ellison


    Dr. Robert Ellison, assistant professor of English, has published “Some Reflections on the Field of Sermon Studies” in The Journal of Religious History, Literature and Culture, a new journal sponsored by The University of Wales. He surveys the history of this rapidly-emerging discipline, charts some courses for further work and concludes that the field of sermon studies “looks to have a very bright future indeed.” Ellison has also announced the launch of the Center for Sermon Studies. The Center’s mission is to promote the study of Jewish, Christian and Islamic preaching among Marshall students and faculty, local clergy and their congregations, ...
  • Kindermusik program returns to Marshall Speech and Hearing Center June 13


    Kindermusik, an internationally recognized program that promotes childhood development through music, will be offered by the Speech and Hearing Center beginning June 13. Every lesson is embedded with developmental milestones children should be aiming toward, according to Carrie Wellman, licensed Kindermusik teacher and a 2013 graduate of the  Department of Communication Disorders. “When you walk into a Kindermusik classroom, it looks like we are having a lot of fun, but in fact, we are challenging the brain to develop at a faster rate through music and movement,” Wellman said. “Research has shown that thirty minutes of Kindermusik a week is linked to ...


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